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 Post subject: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Hello, does 5 hours labor on an EL 6cyl sound right? coz that's $500 in labor at least, not to mention the price of gasket and "Consumables" But thats what i was quoted, can i just do this at home? anyone no the steps or gist even?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:40 pm 
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I'm sure with el's the sump had to come off, or just drop down. I may be wrong though.
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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:44 pm 
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99.9% sure there are 2 bolts that require the sump to either be dropped or removed to access. I was told by a mechanic its cheaper to get a rear main seal done than a sump gasket, you can do it yourself and there are threads on here and maybe a tech doc but I havent done one so I cant comment any further.
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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:52 pm 
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all the bolts are accessible but you need to either remove the head or sump to get the timing cover back on without tearing the rubber seals up..
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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Hello, does 5 hours labor on an EL 6cyl sound right? coz that's $500 in labor at least, not to mention the price of gasket and "Consumables" But thats what i was quoted, can i just do this at home? anyone no the steps or gist even?


Sounds about right, I have only removed the timing cover with the engine out, so was much easier. With the engine in, you have to remove the engine mounts, lift the engine up a little, drop the sump (which could possibly mean new sump gasket as well!), remove accessories and pulleys, remove timing chain tensioner and then you can remove the cover.

In 5 hours, you could take the engine out, replace all hard-to-reach parts and probably put it back in...assuming nothing breaks along the way and the person doing it knows exactly what to do. I have taken the engine out in 2 hours, although putting it back in was a little harder (on my own).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Oh fudgesicles!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Yep, need to drop the front of the sump a little: a) to get the timing case in and out - it's wedged between the head on top and sump on bottom, and b) to get the one (bottom passenger side) timing chain guide in and out - it sits behind the front of the sump (stupid design).

I have done it twice: once engine in, second time engine out. Engine out is way easier, but no faster for me - I have to think about each step, check my Gregory's manual, etc. Would be closer to 10 hours for me.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:42 pm 
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Wow! ok i think coz of the age of the motor i might buy a decent second handy, and maybe do the Gaskets whilst its out of the car like sump timing all that to make sure its all new :)
Maybe an AU?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Timing Cover Gaskets on an EL
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:24 am 
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Wow! ok i think coz of the age of the motor i might buy a decent second handy, and maybe do the Gaskets whilst its out of the car like sump timing all that to make sure its all new :)
Maybe an AU?


If you can get a good second hand running engine and change all the gaskets and hard to reach parts, that would be the most easiest. Do the welsh plugs while you're at it.

 

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